Bodhran Performances of Note
You'll find great performances everywhere. I selected these videos to show how truly fine players fit their bodhran performances into an ensemble sound. Playing bodhran is a great deal more than banging away like a metronome. Listen to the finesse and skill of these players.
Stevie Moises and Christina Lux playing in Stevie's showroom. Stevie is a world-class tipper maker and percussionist. See more about him in the Resource section under Tippers https://www.tippermaker.de/index.php/en/
Not sure who the bodhran player is. However, nice technique. A slow start to the tune that provides good shot of her wrist movement. This is not an over-the-top performance. Just very solid playing.
In this video a the duo is joined by an uillean piper. The bodhran work is just perfect. She is playing a Hedwitschak drum
Lucy Randall and Brendan Powers playing a tune in 7|8 meter. You won't find that time signature in Irish music. But, it's common in Scandinavian, Eastern European and Greek traditional dance music. Count the beat in two groups to create the seven beats: 1-2-3-4, 1-2-3.
FourWinds - The Flags of Dublin. The bodhran player is Robbie Walsh. He won the all Ireland bodhran title in 2008. The bouzouki player is Daoiri Farrell. He is not only a great bouzouki player by an astonishing vocalist. http://fourwindsirishmusic.com/
The large and the small of it! Eamon Murray and Rolf Wagels play solos and then play together. Rolf runs the Craiceann Bodhran Festival in Ireland. https://www.craiceann.com/
An off stage session with the Irish band Goitse. Colm Phelan plays bodhran. http://www.goitse.ie/
My Advice is to start playing bodhran early in life!